By obtaining a medical marijuana card through the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program, any resident of Michigan is able to use medical-grade cannabis to treat one or more qualifying medical conditions (MMMP). A registry application must be submitted, and a medical marijuana doctor’s consultation is required. Over 225,000 Michigan residents have signed up for cards as of April 2022.
A registry card gives patients access to products with higher THC concentrations, allowing them to better manage the symptoms of their medical condition, despite the fact that recreational marijuana is now officially legal throughout the state.
You can submit the best application and ensure prompt approval by being aware of the requirements and application process. A well-constructed application will enable you to start cannabis treatment as soon as possible while also saving you time and money.
Michigan is aware of cannabis’ extensive medical benefits. Any chronic or debilitating condition that results in severe and persistent pain, severe and persistent muscle spasms, severe nausea, wasting syndrome, or seizures is regarded by the state as a qualifying condition. Cannabis is used by more than 60% of cardholders to treat chronic pain.
Other qualifying conditions include:
Before requesting your registry card, you must first obtain a certification from a licensed Michigan doctor authorizing the use of medical marijuana. In Michigan, medical professionals are not required to advise their patients to use marijuana.
Your condition can be assessed, the advantages of cannabis can be discussed, and your certification can be issued by a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Telemedicine can be used to carry out your appointment. The doctor and you will talk about your health, your symptoms, and your treatment objectives.
They will either send your certification to the state registry or give it to you in print once they have decided that you would benefit from medical marijuana treatment. Within six months of the certificate’s issuance, you must submit an application for the registry card.
If you want to apply for a patient-only medical cannabis card, you can finish your registry application form online once you have your doctor’s certification. A paper application must be downloaded, filled out, and mailed in for minors and those with caregivers. Your date of birth and a form of identification, such as a driver’s license, state ID, or voter registration card, will be required on the application. Additionally, the state might ask you for medical records.
To ensure that your application is accepted on first submission, make sure it is accurate, complete, and legible. Do not alter the physician certificate, use white-out, or leave any required sections blank.
In the state of Michigan, there is a $40 application fee for all potential medical marijuana patients.
An interactive map of marijuana dispensaries in the state is maintained by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. Due to the state’s 10% cannabis use tax exemption of medical purchases, cardholders pay a lower cannabis tax rate than recreational users. Orders for in-store pickup can often be placed online at dispensary websites. A few locations have also been given delivery approval. If you intend to visit one in person, call ahead to make sure there is inventory available for purchase.
Employees at marijuana dispensaries in Michigan are knowledgeable about the various adult-use cannabis strains and delivery systems. They can assist you in making decisions about cannabis-infused cigarettes, topical creams, edibles, tinctures, capsules, and other goods.
Adult patients applying for Michigan MMJ cards without a caregiver can complete the application process online. Paper MMJ card applications must be submitted by minors and adults who wish to or are required to name a caregiver.
Only 300 doctors in Michigan are authorized to certify patients for medical marijuana use at this time, according to the Cannabis Regulatory Agency. It’s possible that the physician treating your condition won’t take part in the state’s medical marijuana program.
The Sanctuary can put you in touch with a licensed doctor who will carry out a thorough online consultation and grant your certification. Then, in order to ensure that you submit a strong application, our knowledgeable staff can help you with it.